11 Jun 2021

Fresh Covid-19 Outbreaks in Asia Disrupt Global Shipping, Chip Supply Chain

A fresh wave of Covid-19 outbreak clusters in Asia has created bottlenecks in the supply chain, which threaten to increase prices and impact post-pandemic recovery across the globe. Vaccination campaigns are still in the early stages throughout much of the region, resulting in increased risks of new outbreaks. One outbreak

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29 Jul 2020

Lazarus Group Shifts Gears with Custom Ransomware

North Korean advanced persistent threat (APT) group called Lazarus has emerged with new custom ransomware first spotted by Kaspersky in attacks against two organizations in March and April of this year. Researchers who have been observing the group’s actions state that the strain of ransomware utilized in the attacks is

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01 Jun 2020

Lockdowns ease across Europe and Asia with new tourism rules

On June 1, COVID-19 restrictions eased across Asia and Europe. Public spaces such as the Colosseum in Rome have reopened while transportation, recreation, schools, and restaurant businesses begin to resume activity with limitations. Greece now allows hotels, open-air cinemas, campsites, golf courses, and public swimming polls to operate on social

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20 May 2020

WolfRAT Android Malware Targets WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger

A new Android malware family has been identified by security researchers after it was repeatedly spotted in campaigns against Thai targets. According to researchers, the malware family, dubbed WolfRAT, targets popular messaging apps to gather intelligence. WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are among those utilized by the malware operators, who are

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08 May 2020

Naikon APT Hid Five-Year Espionage Attack Under Radar

The Chinese Naikon APT group has been identified as the perpetrator behind a long-term espionage campaign that targeted several Asia-Pacific region governments. The group was first discovered by Kaspersky researchers in 2015 after they launched attacks against top-level government agencies. After 2015, it seemed that the group had more or

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29 Apr 2020

Sophisticated Android Spyware Attack Spreads via Google Play

Cybersecurity company Kaspersky has disclosed a new campaign targeting specific victims primarily in Southeast Asia that it’s dubbed the PhantomLance espionage campaign. Kaspersky believes that OceanLotus APT could be behind the attacks. The attacks are sophisticated and ongoing, targeting Andriod users in Asia. The campaign features complex spyware that is

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13 Apr 2020

OPEC, oil nations agree to nearly 10M barrel cut amid virus

Russia, OPEC, and other oil-producing nations have announced on Sunday that they have finalized an unprecedented production cut. The cut consists of nearly 10 million barrels, which represents a tenth of the global supply. The measure aims to boost oil prices amid the coronavirus pandemic and a price war, according

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17 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Stock markets continue to slide

The coronavirus has been wreaking havoc on the stock market, and European shares have fallen even further. London’s FTSE 100 opened higher on Tuesday, however, it eventually suffered an index fall of 1%, while other major European markets reported the same. UK’s Chancellor is expected to announce its plan to

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03 Feb 2020

Coronavirus Closes China to the World, Straining Global Economy

China, a vital economic center, is currently facing a national epidemic as the coronavirus has infected thousands of Chinese citizens and killed hundreds. As the situation worsens, the rest of the globe is experiencing a ripple effect as a result of China’s struggling economy. The virus has now infected more

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07 Jan 2020

Bronze President Spies on Asia

New research by Secureworks sheds light on the activity of Bronze President, a cyber espionage group believed to operate out of China. The group uses a combination of custom and publicly available remote access tools to target NGOs as well as political and law enforcement organizations in India, Mongolia, and

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